A Cute Mother’s Day Flower Vase

Happy Mother's Day Frame

This card was initially created for the Can You Case It sketch challenge from yesterday, but as I worked on it, it morphed into this and I couldn’t be happier with it.  As a matter of fact, I loved making the frame so much with the Chalk Lines photopolymer stamp set that I made several frames with different colors, sizes, and shapes.

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  • Experiment with your product.  You just never know what you’ll come up with.  This card started off as a sketch challenge card and it quickly morphed into a Mother’s Day Vase card. I experimented with several stamp sets and stamped over 15 times until the lightbulb came on. I began cutting paper to make the perfect 45 degree angles on the frame, but it turned out I could stamp a frame just as good, but easier with two strips of sticky notes. HA! Who would’ve thought to do that…it was just too easy.
  • Single vase.  To single out the vase with the tulip I used Tempting Turquiose, Real Red, and Old Olive to color in just that one vase. I huffed on it to moisten the ink with my peppermint breath and stamped it…that easy.  *Peppermint not required, but your stamp will love it.
  • Show Me How Video.  I’m working on the video now to show you how simple it was to show you how I made the frame. So come on by tomorrow to see how you too can make the photo-frame too.

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Belated Birthday Vase

Belated Birthday

With my son graduating from high school in June I am flooded with his childhood memories and this card brings back one in particular.

How can vases with flowers remind me of my son’s childhood?  Here’s the story…

When he was 7 years old he went with me to the grocery store with me and while we were shopping he asked me if he could go get something.  He said it was right around the corner and begged to be right back.

He was gone for one minute and as he ran up to me I noticed he was hiding something behind his back.  With a big cheesy grin on his face he said the following as he thrust forward a bouquet of flowers…

“Mom, if I had a job this is what I would buy you.”  I had instant tears in my eyes because of his thoughtful nature.  So, I bought them for him and he gave them to me when we got home.

With this sweet story in mind please view the video at the bottom of this post.

Belated Birthday

Lesson Learned:  Stamp images like this vase stamp on your favorite designer series paper, snip each vase just slightly inside the lines and glue the cut out vase to the main image.  It will surely add a whole new visual to the image itself.


I’ve been a mom for 19 years and I know the requirements firsthand.  In turn, my mom definitely has the world’s toughest job too!  I have already started making her Mother’s Day gift… made of paper of course! =)

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who you know has the world’s toughest job, I will be grateful!

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